When people talk about Northern California wine country, discussions circle around Napa and Sonoma. But closer to the Pacific, the Carmel Valley offers its own relaxed wine culture bathed in sea breezes. Dappled with oak trees and surrounded by a vineyard, Bernardus Lodge and Winery is an exclusive haven where guests are welcomed with wine and cheese before retiring to rooms adorned with feather beds, fireplaces and bathtubs for two. From on-site Marinus restaurant with a 25,000-bottle cellar to the house spa offering vinotherapy treatments, wine plays a crucial role. While touring the Carmel Valley, you won't want to miss the Bernardus Winery tasting room, where you can sample the signature Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style red wine, as well as exclusive small production bottlings produced in the cool coastal climate vineyards.
Learn more about your next wine country escape at Bernardus Lodge & Spa's official website